What would you do if a naked man jumped on top of your car?
That’s the scenario a family of four faced in North Delta on Tuesday, May 7 when a naked man ran into the streets and climbed on top of their car. Following this, he sat down and proceeded to jump on it.
One of the adults in the car opened a door and got out, and the naked man entered through the open door. Luckily, a member of the public was able to remove him from the vehicle and restrain him.
Delta Police had responded to a number of unusual evening calls just before 7 p.m. about, “a naked man walking and spinning down the middle of Scott Road/120th Street near 90th Ave.”
Officers were able to peacefully apprehend the man who was apparently experiencing a mental health crisis.
“Our officers receive extensive critical incident and mental health intervention training to de-escalate people who may be experiencing a crisis in their lives, whether that is related to mental health or other factors,” said Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord.
“This situation was a bit different as it occurred in a very public manner, but this peaceful resolution is reflective of the type of work our officers do regularly.”
According to a release, no members of the public were injured during the incident. Also, the family who were sitting in the car when the man jumped on it have stated that they are doing well. However, their vehicle sustained some minor damage.
The investigation remains ongoing.
If you recorded video at the scene of this incident, investigators Cst. Steve Bentley and/or Cst. Deanna Church would like to hear from you. Please call them via the non-emergency number at: 604.946.4411